Nextbit, the company behind the unique Nextbit Robin Android smartphone, said Thursday that it feels it has solved a major consumer smartphone pain point with Nextbit OS, which relies on the cloud for a bulk of the end-user’s storage. Now it’s turning to improving battery life, and the company said that a new version of its smartphone operating system due out later this year will offer a huge improvement on the current system.
“We can apply the same intelligence we’ve used for smart storage towards making your battery last significantly longer,” Nextbit said in a blog post announcing the news on Thursday. “In Q4 we will launch a new version of Nextbit OS that gets to know your habits and optimizes functions at the system level to ensure you get the most screen time possible. Just like with smart storage, we can apply this on top of the features Google has implemented in Marshmallow and even on what has been announced for N, compounding the power savings to offer you true peace of mind.”
That’s good news for Nextbit Robin owners (I’m one of them). I’ve found the smartphone offers decent battery life, but, in general, it isn’t as good as other smartphones on the market. Let’s see if Nextbit can change that.